Half Moon, North Carolina

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Population in 2010: 8,352. Population change since 2000: +25.7%
Males: 4,191  (50.2%)
Females: 4,161  (49.8%)
Median resident age:  25.3 years
North Carolina median age:  37.9 years

Zip codes: 28540, 28546.

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Estimated median household income in 2013: $48,536 (it was $41,143 in 2000)
Half Moon:

$48,536
NC:

$45,906

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $18,830 (it was $15,233 in 2000)

Half Moon CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $147,479 (it was $76,700 in 2000)
Half Moon:

$147,479
NC:

$154,300

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $169,778; Detached houses: $187,707; Townhouses or other attached units: $134,835; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $103,655; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $203,425; Mobile homes: $74,314; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $12,569

Median gross rent in 2013: $773.

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  • Races in Half Moon, NC (2010)

    Half Moon races chart
    • 5,27063.1%White alone
    • 1,67520.1%Black alone
    • 8169.8%Hispanic
    • 3253.9%Two or more races
    • 1632.0%Asian alone
    • 520.6%American Indian alone
    • 300.4%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 210.3%Other race alone

Races in Half Moon detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Half Moon: 89.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (19.8%), Irish (11.5%), English (4.5%), United States (4.3%), Italian (3.0%), Subsaharan African (2.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 30 feet

Land area: 4.29 square miles.

Population density: 1,946 people per square mile   (low).

Half Moon,NC real estate house value index trend

Half Moon, North Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Half Moon:

  • High school or higher: 95.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.9%
  • Unemployed: 3.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Half Moon CDP:

  • Never married: 25.3%
  • Now married: 61.5%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 3.7%
  • Divorced: 7.5%

144 residents are foreign born

This place:

1.6%
North Carolina:

7.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $749 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $837 (0.6%)

Half Moon satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Jacksonville, NC (4.7 miles , pop. 66,715).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Raleigh, NC (96.5 miles , pop. 276,093).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (380.1 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Jacksonville, NC (2.2 miles ), Pumpkin Center, NC (2.4 miles ), Richlands, NC (2.8 miles ), Piney Green, NC (3.0 miles ), Maysville, NC (3.8 miles ), Trenton, NC (4.2 miles ), Potters Hill, NC (4.2 miles ), Pollocksville, NC (4.3 miles ).

Latitude: 34.82 N, Longitude: 77.45 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -3,666 (-40.6%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 93 (2.5%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 910

Half Moon household income distribution Half Moon home values distribution

Property values in Half Moon, NC

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.6%
North Carolina:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (25%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (14%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (13%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (4%)

Work and jobs in Half Moon: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Half Moon, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Half Moon-area historical tornado activity is near North Carolina state average. It is 9% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/17/1965, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 18.3 miles away from the Half Moon place center killed 2 people and injured 85 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 3/28/1984, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 40.0 miles away from the place center killed 16 people and injured 153 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Half Moon-area historical earthquake activity is below North Carolina state average. It is 90% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 203.6 miles away from the city center
On 8/6/1994 at 19:54:09, a magnitude 3.8 (3.6 LG, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 43.4 miles away from Half Moon center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 193.2 miles away from the city center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 195.6 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 294.8 miles away from Half Moon center
On 11/11/2002 at 23:39:29, a magnitude 4.4 (4.0 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 1.5 mi) earthquake occurred 219.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Onslow County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 11, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Half Moon topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Half Moon:

  • SURGERY CENTER,THE (Hospital, about 6 miles away; JACKSONVILLE, NC)
  • ONSLOW HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE (Hospital, about 6 miles away; JACKSONVILLE, NC)
  • PREMIER NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; JACKSONVILLE, NC)
  • ONSLOW MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 6 miles away; JACKSONVILLE, NC)
  • SOUTHEASTERN DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; JACKSONVILLE, NC)
  • BRYNN MARR HOSP (Hospital, about 7 miles away; JACKSONVILLE, NC)
  • ONSLOW COUNTY HOME HLTH AND HOSP (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; JACKSONVILLE, NC)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Half Moon:

  • Coastal Carolina Community College (about 6 miles; Jacksonville, NC; Full-time enrollment: 4,502)
  • Craven Community College (about 29 miles; New Bern, NC; FT enrollment: 2,712)
  • Lenoir Community College (about 30 miles; Kinston, NC; FT enrollment: 2,555)
  • Mount Olive College (about 45 miles; Mount Olive, NC; FT enrollment: 3,097)
  • University of North Carolina Wilmington (about 48 miles; Wilmington, NC; FT enrollment: 13,112)
  • Miller-Motte College-Wilmington (about 48 miles; Wilmington, NC; FT enrollment: 2,395)
  • Cape Fear Community College (about 49 miles; Wilmington, NC; FT enrollment: 8,372)

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Churches in Half Moon include: Christian Life Fellowship Church (A), Bethlehem Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Half Moon Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Onslow County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2007 was 51.1. This is significantly better than average.

City:

51.1
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 17.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.0
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 9.57. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.57
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 18.0%
(18.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 7.6% for Black residents, 39.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 48.1% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.9 people
North Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  78.8%
Whole state:  66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.1%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
2 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

Half Moon compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.4
North Carolina average:

12.4

Half Moon travel time to work - commute Half Moon mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (97%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Half Moon CDP (based on Onslow County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant30,825110
Mainline Protestant8,39822
Catholic7,5792
Other2,7047
Black Protestant1,89117
None126,375-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 22
Onslow County:

1.35 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 13
Onslow County:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 60
Onslow County:

3.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 89
Here:

5.45 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.3%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Onslow County:

29.8%
North Carolina:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

10.9%
State:

15.6%

16.83% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,983 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

16.83%
North Carolina average:

7.13%

1.16% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,430 average AGI)
Onslow County:

1.16%
North Carolina average:

0.10%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from San Diego County, CA  0.53% ($41,244 average AGI)
from San Bernardino County, CA  0.31% ($35,687)
from Craven County, NC  0.31% ($33,374)


18.31% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,288 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

18.31%
North Carolina average:

6.77%

0.74% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,733 average AGI)
Onslow County:

0.74%
North Carolina average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to San Diego County, CA  0.74% ($39,916 average AGI)
to New Hanover County, NC  0.45% ($28,638)
to Pender County, NC  0.34% ($39,027)

Strongest AM radio stations in Half Moon:

  • WSTK (910 AM; 5 kW; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJCV (1290 AM; 5 kW; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: DOWN EAST BROADCASTING CO INC.)
  • WSMO (1120 AM; 20 kW; CAMP LEJEUNE, NC; Owner: CTC MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WJNC (1240 AM; 1 kW; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: HERITAGE BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WRNS (960 AM; 5 kW; KINSTON, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WDJS (1430 AM; 10 kW; MOUNT OLIVE, NC; Owner: MOUNT OLIVE BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WNCT (1070 AM; 10 kW; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: WNCT LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMYT (1180 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CAROLINA BEACH, NC; Owner: FAMILY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WTAR (850 AM; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: SINCLAIR COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WFNC (640 AM; 10 kW; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WAAV (980 AM; 5 kW; LELAND, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Half Moon:

  • WSFL-FM (106.5 FM; NEW BERN, NC; Owner: WSFL LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKOO (98.7 FM; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WXQR-FM (105.5 FM; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WERO (93.3 FM; WASHINGTON, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WRNS-FM (95.1 FM; KINSTON, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WNCT-FM (107.9 FM; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: WNCT LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQSL (92.3 FM; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WIKS (101.9 FM; NEW BERN, NC; Owner: WIKS LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WXNR (99.5 FM; GRIFTON, NC; Owner: WXNR LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMGV (103.3 FM; NEWPORT, NC; Owner: WMGV LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKXB (99.9 FM; BURGAW, NC; Owner: SEA-COMM, INC.)
  • WNBR (94.1 FM; ORIENTAL, NC; Owner: ABG NORTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WTEB (89.3 FM; NEW BERN, NC; Owner: CRAVEN COMMUNITY COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Half Moon:

  • WCTI-TV (Channel 12; NEW BERN, NC; Owner: EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WUNM-TV (Channel 19; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WITN-TV (Channel 7; WASHINGTON, NC; Owner: WITN LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WNCT-TV (Channel 9; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WPXU-TV (Channel 35; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: PAXSON JACKSONVILLE LICENSE, INC.)
  • WECT (Channel 6; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 3m10ftTotal length
  • 35,200Total average daily traffic
  • 2,752Total average daily truck traffic
  • 70,400Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

6
  • Paul McGinn, East Of Gum Branch Road (Lat: 34.827972 Lon: -77.458056), Type: 79.2, Overall height: 76.2 m
    Registrant: 5619950320, Fcc-Contact@gtpsites.Com, 750 PARK OF COMMERCE BLVD, ST. 300
  • Martin Deputy, East Of Gum Branch Road (Lat: 34.827972 Lon: -77.458056), Type: 79.2, Overall height: 76.2 m
    Registrant: 8435660950, Mdeputy@airgatepcs.Com, 3955 FABER PLACE DRIVE, SUITE 300
  • Jeff T Hughes, East Of Gum Branch Road (Lat: 34.827972 Lon: -77.458056), Type: 79.2, Overall height: 76.2 m
    Registrant: 5619950320, Fcc-Contact@gtpsites.Com, 750 PARK OF COMMERCE BLVD, ST. 300
  • Jeff T Hughes, East Of Gum Branch Road (Lat: 34.827972 Lon: -77.458056), Type: 79.2, Overall height: 76.2 m
    Registrant: 8645912311, Jhughes@pcrg.Net
  • Sheila R Becker, East Of Gum Branch Road (Lat: 34.827972 Lon: -77.458056), Type: 79.2, Overall height: 76.2 m
    Registrant: 9789214915, Sbecker@tcpcommunications.Com, 900 CUMMINGS CENTER, SUITE 305U
  • Leslie N Nixon, East Of Gum Branch Road (Lat: 34.827972 Lon: -77.458056), Type: 79.2, Overall height: 76.2 m
    Registrant: 5619950320, Fcc-Contact@gtpsites.Com, 750 PARK OF COMMERCE BLVD, ST. 300

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Gum Branch Rd 5 Mi N Int Hwy Us 17 (Lat: 34.819611 Lon: -77.458583), Call Sign: KET245, Licensee ID: L00009083
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.880 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/06/1996, Expiration Date: 11/03/2001, Cancellation Date: 04/14/2002
    Registrant: County Of Onslow, 604 College St, Jacksonville, NC 28540, Phone: (919) 347-4270

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED57$168,2704$143,00076$158,0105$42,5226$105,5453$132,713
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$127,5870$07$136,1071$27,3600$01$108,010
APPLICATIONS DENIED6$140,6001$198,64029$137,2034$26,3633$73,1501$100,890
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$169,4801$233,70023$157,2701$196,6501$169,5700$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$144,7800$05$178,9800$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0012.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$345,9902$228,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$129,100
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0012.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

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